Román González (boxer)

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Román González
Román González (boxer)
Statistics
Real name Román Alberto González Luna
Nickname(s) El Chocolatito
Rated at Minimumweight
Light Flyweight
Flyweight
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Nationality Nicaraguan
Born (1987-06-17) 17 June 1987 (age 27)
Managua, Nicaragua
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 43
Wins by KO 37
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Román Alberto González Luna (June 17, 1987) is an undefeated Nicaraguan professional boxer who is the current WBC and The Ring Flyweight champion, as well as a former WBA Light Flyweight and WBA Minimumweight champion, respectively. Along with Nicaraguan great Alexis Arguello, he is a three-weight world champion. Gonzalez is currently ranked 2nd in The Ring (magazine) Pound for pound listings, behind only Floyd Mayweather. [1]

Career[edit]

Dubbed "El Chocolatito", he turned pro in the Minimumweight/Light Flyweight divisions in 2005.

He challenged the WBA world minimumweight champion Yutaka Niida in Yokohama, Japan and scored a technical knockout to win the title in 58 seconds of the fourth round on September 15, 2008.

After winning the WBA title, González made his debut as flyweight on December 13, 2008 where he stopped Miguel Tellez in the 3rd of a 10-round bout. He went back to minimumweight on February 28, 2009 to defend his world crown against Francisco Rosas which he won by majority decision.

González won his second title defense on July 14, 2009 by unanimous decision over Katsunari Takayama. After vacating his minimumweight title, he won the vacant WBA Interim Light Flyweight Title against Francisco Rojas in Tokyo on October 24, 2010, and was promoted to full champion in February 2011.[2] He was victorious over Mexican boxers, Manuel Vargas[3] and Omar Salado,[4] respectively in March and July, both in Mexico, he retained the title.

In his third defense at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2011, González knocked out Omar Soto with his right straight, left uppercut combinations 36 seconds of the 2nd round.[5]

On March 17, 2012 Roman faced Manuel Jimenez at Sinaloa, Mexico, defeating Jimenez via 1st round KO.

On April 28, 2012 Roman defended his WBA World light flyweight title against Ramon Garcia Hirales at Pomona, California. The fight ended as the count was waived by referee Raul Caiz Jr, after Garcia was knocked down twice in the 4th round.

On May 25, Gonzalez stopped Ronald Barrera in five rounds at Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua.

On 17 November 12, 2012, Gonzalez defeated Juan Francisco Estrada at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in an entertaining unanimous decision.

On September 21, 2013 he defeated Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. by TKO in the 7th round. He then defeated Oscar Blanquet, Juan Kantun and Juan Purisima, taking his professional record to 39-0.[6]

González defeated Akira Yaegashi via ninth-round TKO on September 5, 2014 to win the WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles, becoming a boxing triple champion.[7] González retained the titles against Rocky Fuentes on November 22, 2014 via sixth-round TKO.[8]

Gonzalez defeated Mexico's Edgar Sosa at The Forum (Inglewood, California) on HBO World Championship Boxing via a 2nd round TKO.

Personal Life[edit]

González is managed by Carlos Blandon Vidaurre of Blandon y Asociados, www.blandonyasociados.com and is promoted by Japan's Teiken Promotions.[9]

González has two children and lives in Managua, Nicaragua . He is a practicing Christian. [10] [11]

Professional record[edit]

43 Wins (37 knockouts, 6 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 43–0 Mexico Édgar Sosa TKO 2 (12), 2:37 2015-05-16 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 42–0 Mexico Valentin Leon TKO 3 (10), 2:27 2015-02-28 Nicaragua Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua
Win 41–0 Philippines Rocky Fuentes TKO 6 (12), 2:11 2014-11-22 Japan Yokohama International Swimming Pool, Yokohama, Kanagawa Retained WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 40–0 Japan Akira Yaegashi TKO 9 (12), 2:24 2014-09-05 Japan Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium, Tokyo Won WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles.
Win 39–0 Philippines Juan Purisima TKO 3 (8), 1:20 2014-04-06 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo
Win 38–0 Mexico Juan Kantun TKO 6 (10), 1:01 2014-02-15 Mexico Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Chiapas
Win 37–0 Mexico Oscar Blanquet TKO 2 (10), 0:27 2013-11-10 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo
Win 36–0 Mexico Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. TKO 7 (10), 1:10 2013-09-21 Nicaragua Crowne Plaza, Managua
Win 35–0 Colombia Ronald Barrera TKO 5 (10), 2:42 2013-05-25 Nicaragua Polideportivo España, Managua
Win 34–0 Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada UD 12 2012-11-17 United States Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 33–0 Colombia Stiven Monterrosa TKO 3 (10), 2:27 2012-10-06 Nicaragua Hotel Holiday Inn, Managua
Win 32–0 Mexico Ramón García Hirales KO 4 (12), 2:09 2012-04-28 United States Fairplex, Pomona, California Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 31–0 Mexico Manuel Jiménez KO 1 (10), 2:58 2012-03-17 Mexico Palenque de Gallos, Culiacán, Sinaloa
Win 30–0 Mexico Omar Soto KO 2 (12), 0:36 2011-10-01 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 29–0 Mexico Omar Salado TKO 7 (12), 0:48 2011-07-16 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Quintana Roo Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 28–0 Mexico Manuel Vargas UD 12 2011-03-19 Mexico Plaza San Diego, Cholula, Puebla Retained WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 27–0 Mexico Francisco Rosas KO 2 (12), 1:38 2010-10-24 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo Won Interim WBA World Light Flyweight title.
Win 26–0 Mexico Jesus Limones TKO 2 (10), 0:25 2010-09-03 Nicaragua Hotel Camino Real, Managua
Win 25–0 Mexico Ivan Meneses TKO 4 (12) 2010-01-30 Mexico Auditorio Siglo XXI, Puebla, Puebla Retained WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 24–0 Japan Katsunari Takayama UD 12 2009-07-14 Japan World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyōgo Retained WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 23–0 Mexico Francisco Rosas MD 12 2009-02-28 Mexico Auditorio Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Retained WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 22–0 Nicaragua Miguel Tellez TKO 3 (10), 0:10 2008-12-13 Nicaragua Gimansio Alexis Arguello, Managua
Win 21–0 Japan Yutaka Niida TKO 4 (12), 1:59 2008-09-15 Japan Pacifico, Yokohama, Kanagawa Won WBA World Minimumweight title.
Win 20–0 Nicaragua Abraham Irias TKO 2 (8), 1:02 2008-07-12 Nicaragua Universidad de Managua, Managua
Win 19–0 Nicaragua Juan Francisco Centeno KO 3 (10) 2008-06-13 Nicaragua Hotel Camino Real, Managua
Win 18–0 Mexico Javier Murillo UD 10 2008-02-29 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 17–0 Japan Hiroshi Matsumoto UD 10 2008-01-14 Japan Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Win 16–0 Panama Javier Tello KO 2 (10), 1:48 2007-12-14 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 15–0 Philippines Eriberto Gejon KO 1 (10), 1:09 2007-11-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 14–0 Nicaragua Miguel Tellez KO 3 (10) 2007-07-13 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Retained Nicaraguan Light Flyweight title.
Win 13–0 Venezuela José Luis Varela KO 1 (10), 2:28 2007-05-12 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Won vacant WBA Fedelatin Minimumweight title.
Win 12–0 Mexico Vicente Hernandez TKO 2 (10) 2007-03-30 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Retained WBA Fedecentro Light Flyweight title.
Win 11–0 Nicaragua Elvis Romero KO 1 (8) 2007-02-16 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 10–0 Nicaragua Juan Francisco Centeno TKO 7 (10) 2006-12-15 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Retained WBA Fedecentro Light Flyweight title.
Win 9–0 Nicaragua Oscar Murillo KO 1 (10) 2006-10-06 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Won vacant WBA Fedecentro and vacant Nicaraguan Light Flyweight titles.
Win 8–0 Nicaragua Francisco Meza KO 2 (8) 2006-09-01 Nicaragua Gimnasio de la UdeM, Managua
Win 7–0 Nicaragua Francisco Meza RTD 6 (10), 0:10 2006-03-31 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 6–0 Nicaragua Jose Martinez KO 2 (8) 2006-03-03 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 5–0 Nicaragua Roberto Meza TKO 1 (8), 2:18 2006-01-20 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 4–0 Nicaragua Eddy Castro KO 3 (6) 2005-10-15 Nicaragua Gimansio Alexis Arguello, Managua
Win 3–0 Nicaragua David Centeno KO 1 (6) 2005-09-30 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 2–0 Nicaragua Nicolas Mercado KO 1 (4) 2005-08-19 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua
Win 1–0 Costa Rica Ramon Urbina KO 2 (4) 2005-07-01 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua Professional Debut.

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Preceded by
Yutaka Niida
WBA Minimumweight Champion
September 15, 2008 – October 8, 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Kwanthai Sithmorseng
Vacant
Title last held by
Juan Carlos Reveco
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
Interim Title

October 24, 2010 – February 4, 2011
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
José Alfredo Rodríguez
Preceded by
Juan Carlos Reveco
Vacated
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Kazuto Ioka
Vacant
Title last held by
Giovani Segura
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
Super Title

November 30, 2012 – January 14, 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Preceded by
Akira Yaegashi
WBC Flyweight Champion
September 5, 2014 – present
Incumbent
The Ring Flyweight Champion
September 5, 2014 – present